In one of the world’s worst kept secrets, Andy Roddick has officially signed on to join FOX Sports 1 when it launches this August. Andy looks to be a part of FOX Sports 1 in a co-host role as detailed today by the FOX Sports powers that be Co-President and COO Eric Shanks and Executive Vice President, Studio Production, Scott Ackerson:
Andy Roddick, at one time the No. 1 men’s tennis player in the world and a Grand Slam singles champion, is joining FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network launching Aug. 17, as a co-host for FOX SPORTS LIVE, the network’s flagship news, opinion and highlights program.
“It is very rare that you find an exceptional athlete who can step off the field or in this case the court, who has the potential to be as equally talented in an on-air role,” said Ackerson. “Andy is not only an expert tennis analyst, but his knowledge, candor and opinions on all sports are equally as impressive, and that makes him a unique fit for what we have in mind for FOX SPORTS LIVE.”
FOX Sports 1 continues to load up on talent and we are excited to see who else they add to their roster.